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Face Forward Bridal

Carmel/monterey/carmel Valley/pebble Beach/pacific Grove/big Sur , CA

LOCATION

40 West Carmel Valley Rd
Carmel/Monterey/Carmel Valley/Pebble Beach/Pacific Grove/Big Sur, CA 93924 US (map)

PHONE

831-277-1256

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

We offer every bride a personal and genuine hair and makeup experience, tailored specifically to you're desired vision. We feel truly honored to share in your day and it shows in our... Read more
We offer every bride a personal and genuine hair and makeup experience, tailored specifically to you're desired vision. We feel truly honored to share in your day and it shows in our work. Team Face Forward Bridal is a close, long lasting group of artists who work with a positive, caring approach to your bridal needs. We listen and understand the big picture of your wedding. Your wants and needs are important to us. Bridal hair and makeup is our passion. Our ultimate goal is to become part of your day in a unique way, so it feels like a friendship not just a styling team.

Our work for ANNE HATHAWAY'S wedding in Big Sur was an honor. It was featured in Vogue Magazine and many other publications. Working with her family, friends and business colleagues gave us a glimpse of what a natural beauty she is.

We look forward to making your day as beautiful as you deserve. Thank you for considering Face Forward Bridal.

831-277-1256

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INFO FOR BEAUTY & HEALTH

What beauty services do you offer?
Consultations, Facials, Group Services, Hair, Hair Removal, Licensed, Makeup, Men's Grooming, On-Site Service, Spa, Trial Service
What hair services do you offer?
Updos/Styling
What makeup services do you offer?
Airbrush Makeup, Brow/Lash Tinting, Contour Makeup, Fake Lashes
What hair removal services do you offer?
Tweezing, Waxing

REVIEWS

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Amanda
Wedding:
11/20/2016
5.0/5.0
The most beautiful wedding makeup I've seen. Cara and her team were intuitive, responsive and brought out everyone's natural beauty. I will always use Cara for my makeup/hair needs!
The most beautiful wedding makeup I've seen. Cara and her team were intuitive, responsive and brought out everyone's Read more...
The most beautiful wedding makeup I've seen. Cara and her team were intuitive, responsive and brought out everyone's natural beauty. I will always use Cara for my makeup/hair needs! Read less
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Kara
Wedding:
10/15/2016
5.0/5.0
Cara was a joy to work with! When it's your wedding day, you want to be surrounded by people who are helpful, who will go above & beyond, who will listen, who are CALM!! and people who are genuinely happy for you on your big day. Cara was more than a makeup artist to me, she was everything listed above. Just a small example: I forgot my white robe to wear while getting ready with my bridesmaids (my girls had floral robes that I remembered to bring) and Cara reached out to her son to run to Victoria Secret to buy one for me - how awesome is that? She also allowed me to use a couple of my makeup products that I felt most comfortable with, which was important to me. If you are looking for a makeup artist with a natural hand & who knows what she's doing, book Cara!! XO
Cara was a joy to work with! When it's your wedding day, you want to be surrounded by people who are helpful, who will go Read more...
Cara was a joy to work with! When it's your wedding day, you want to be surrounded by people who are helpful, who will go above & beyond, who will listen, who are CALM!! and people who are genuinely happy for you on your big day. Cara was more than a makeup artist to me, she was everything listed above. Just a small example: I forgot my white robe to wear while getting ready with my bridesmaids (my girls had floral robes that I remembered to bring) and Cara reached out to her son to run to Victoria Secret to buy one for me - how awesome is that? She also allowed me to use a couple of my makeup products that I felt most comfortable with, which was important to me. If you are looking for a makeup artist with a natural hand & who knows what she's doing, book Cara!! XO Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Cara and Nikki are absolutely wonderful! I am not from the Carmel area and contacted Cara based on reviews I read online. We had a really great phone conversation and I went ahead and booked a trial with her and Nikki during an upcoming work trip. When I met them, I knew I made the right decision! They were so warm and welcoming and made every effort to make sure my hair and makeup were like I had envisioned. I felt great leaving the trial! Cara does everything online, from creating your profile with photos and ideas you give her, your contract, and payment info. It was so organized and easy! Cara did a great job communicating in the weeks leading up to the wedding - everything from finalizing styles for the mothers and the MOH, answering questions, and coming up with a timeline. No question was left unanswered and I knew the wedding day would go smoothly! Cara and Nikki showed up promptly to our location on the day of and we had so much fun throughout the entire day. I thought my trial hair and makeup were great, but everything turned out even more amazing on the day of! Everyone looked sooo beautiful! I would highly, highly recommend them for anyone looking for hair and makeup artists. Very professional, very sweet, and all around great ladies!
Cara and Nikki are absolutely wonderful! I am not from the Carmel area and contacted Cara based on reviews I read online. Read more...
Cara and Nikki are absolutely wonderful! I am not from the Carmel area and contacted Cara based on reviews I read online. We had a really great phone conversation and I went ahead and booked a trial with her and Nikki during an upcoming work trip. When I met them, I knew I made the right decision! They were so warm and welcoming and made every effort to make sure my hair and makeup were like I had envisioned. I felt great leaving the trial! Cara does everything online, from creating your profile with photos and ideas you give her, your contract, and payment info. It was so organized and easy! Cara did a great job communicating in the weeks leading up to the wedding - everything from finalizing styles for the mothers and the MOH, answering questions, and coming up with a timeline. No question was left unanswered and I knew the wedding day would go smoothly! Cara and Nikki showed up promptly to our location on the day of and we had so much fun throughout the entire day. I thought my trial hair and makeup were great, but everything turned out even more amazing on the day of! Everyone looked sooo beautiful! I would highly, highly recommend them for anyone looking for hair and makeup artists. Very professional, very sweet, and all around great ladies! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Cara was amazing to work with every step of the way. She was accommodating and flexible when scheduling, and a prompt communicator. On the big day, she really put my mind at ease with her 'no-drama' demeanor! Most of all, she does amazing work. My makeup stayed put the WHOLE day through sweat (it was 80 degrees), tears and a whole night of dancing. The photos I have from the end of the night look just as good as the beginning. THANK YOU CARA!
Cara was amazing to work with every step of the way. She was accommodating and flexible when scheduling, and a prompt Read more...
Cara was amazing to work with every step of the way. She was accommodating and flexible when scheduling, and a prompt communicator. On the big day, she really put my mind at ease with her 'no-drama' demeanor! Most of all, she does amazing work. My makeup stayed put the WHOLE day through sweat (it was 80 degrees), tears and a whole night of dancing. The photos I have from the end of the night look just as good as the beginning. THANK YOU CARA! Read less
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MacKenzie
Wedding:
10/2/2016
5.0/5.0
I am a woman who does NOT enjoy having my hair and makeup done. But I’m also a woman who does not excel at doing my own hair and makeup (beyond my usual day-to-day look), so I need professional help when preparing for life’s special occasions. I was extremely nervous about finding someone for my wedding, but after searching for the perfect hair and makeup vendor on various wedding websites (mostly, The Knot and WeddingWire) I found Face Forward Bridal. I hit the jackpot! Cara Hopkins and her team are the best of the best! They made me, my bridesmaids and maid of honor, our flower girl and mothers, all look and feel gorgeous! The hair and makeup they gave each of us lasted all day and night, even though our wedding and reception were held outdoors in extremely windy (and chilly) conditions. Cara and Ariel (who did my hair and makeup) also gave me the wonderful gift of “calm” on my wedding day and I have never felt more beautiful or like myself in professional hair and makeup. They are truly gifted artists and I could not be more grateful to have worked with them. The entire team of Face Forward Bridal was an absolute delight! They are so professional and punctual (and fun!); and I cannot recommend them enough!

Cara – Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you did for me and the most special ladies in my life. You helped make my day less stressful and more beautiful, and I truly appreciate your heart and hard work. Thank you!

All my love, MacKenzie
I am a woman who does NOT enjoy having my hair and makeup done. But I’m also a woman who does not excel at doing my own Read more...
I am a woman who does NOT enjoy having my hair and makeup done. But I’m also a woman who does not excel at doing my own hair and makeup (beyond my usual day-to-day look), so I need professional help when preparing for life’s special occasions. I was extremely nervous about finding someone for my wedding, but after searching for the perfect hair and makeup vendor on various wedding websites (mostly, The Knot and WeddingWire) I found Face Forward Bridal. I hit the jackpot! Cara Hopkins and her team are the best of the best! They made me, my bridesmaids and maid of honor, our flower girl and mothers, all look and feel gorgeous! The hair and makeup they gave each of us lasted all day and night, even though our wedding and reception were held outdoors in extremely windy (and chilly) conditions. Cara and Ariel (who did my hair and makeup) also gave me the wonderful gift of “calm” on my wedding day and I have never felt more beautiful or like myself in professional hair and makeup. They are truly gifted artists and I could not be more grateful to have worked with them. The entire team of Face Forward Bridal was an absolute delight! They are so professional and punctual (and fun!); and I cannot recommend them enough!

Cara – Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you did for me and the most special ladies in my life. You helped make my day less stressful and more beautiful, and I truly appreciate your heart and hard work. Thank you!

All my love, MacKenzie Read less
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Ariana
Wedding:
9/17/2016
5.0/5.0
Cara is the best! She styled me, my mom and sister for my wedding in September. She knew exactly what I was envisioning and exceeded all my expectations. I would highly recommend her to any bride! She is so professional, sweet and easy to work with. Thank you Cara for making me feel like the most beautiful bride.
Cara is the best! She styled me, my mom and sister for my wedding in September. She knew exactly what I was envisioning Read more...
Cara is the best! She styled me, my mom and sister for my wedding in September. She knew exactly what I was envisioning and exceeded all my expectations. I would highly recommend her to any bride! She is so professional, sweet and easy to work with. Thank you Cara for making me feel like the most beautiful bride. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
9/13/2016
5.0/5.0
Cara perfectly translated my vision into my hair and makeup. She was extremely talented, timely, and friendly. Cara is an absolute pleasure to be around and even though we eloped I felt like I was surrounded by my dearest friends. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to look and feel amazing! Thanks Cara!!!
Cara perfectly translated my vision into my hair and makeup. She was extremely talented, timely, and friendly. Cara is an Read more...
Cara perfectly translated my vision into my hair and makeup. She was extremely talented, timely, and friendly. Cara is an absolute pleasure to be around and even though we eloped I felt like I was surrounded by my dearest friends. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to look and feel amazing! Thanks Cara!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Cara is the best! Throughout the entire process, from first contact to the wedding day - she was responsive and flexible. She has a wonderful personality, and both my bridesmaids and myself were relaxed and completely felt pampered the day of the wedding. Thank you Cara, you are the best!
Cara is the best! Throughout the entire process, from first contact to the wedding day - she was responsive and flexible. Read more...
Cara is the best! Throughout the entire process, from first contact to the wedding day - she was responsive and flexible. She has a wonderful personality, and both my bridesmaids and myself were relaxed and completely felt pampered the day of the wedding. Thank you Cara, you are the best! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The team at Face Forward Bridal, under owner Cara Hopkins, were without a doubt the most incredibly talented stylists I've ever worked with and far surpassed my expectations for styling of myself and my wedding party. I've been in quite a few wedding parties and have had my makeup and hair styled numerous times ... Face Forward Bridal far exceeded any and all prior experiences. The team listened to my style preferences and created a look that was perfectly aligned. In addition to their their talent, the team were the most thoughtful, kind and fun group to have alongside of us on our wedding day. From the music they played, to the thoughtfulness in setting up and creating their workstations in a way that was conducive to my bridal party being able to mingle and have space to interact, to their warm and light hearted demeanor! There were lots of laughs throughout the day! Looking back on my wedding pictures, I am so blown away by how beautiful the hair and makeup was done for everyone in our bridal party (and it lasted throughout the ceremony tears and dancing)! I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Face Forward Bridal. Highly memorable and an absolute must for all brides.
The team at Face Forward Bridal, under owner Cara Hopkins, were without a doubt the most incredibly talented stylists I've Read more...
The team at Face Forward Bridal, under owner Cara Hopkins, were without a doubt the most incredibly talented stylists I've ever worked with and far surpassed my expectations for styling of myself and my wedding party. I've been in quite a few wedding parties and have had my makeup and hair styled numerous times ... Face Forward Bridal far exceeded any and all prior experiences. The team listened to my style preferences and created a look that was perfectly aligned. In addition to their their talent, the team were the most thoughtful, kind and fun group to have alongside of us on our wedding day. From the music they played, to the thoughtfulness in setting up and creating their workstations in a way that was conducive to my bridal party being able to mingle and have space to interact, to their warm and light hearted demeanor! There were lots of laughs throughout the day! Looking back on my wedding pictures, I am so blown away by how beautiful the hair and makeup was done for everyone in our bridal party (and it lasted throughout the ceremony tears and dancing)! I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Face Forward Bridal. Highly memorable and an absolute must for all brides. Read less
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Kat
Wedding:
9/3/2016
5.0/5.0
We had an amazing experience with Cara. Her team was professional, friendly and relaxing to work with day-of. If you need a vendor that you can trust, you absolutely cannot pass on Face Forward Bridal!
We had an amazing experience with Cara. Her team was professional, friendly and relaxing to work with day-of. If you need Read more...
We had an amazing experience with Cara. Her team was professional, friendly and relaxing to work with day-of. If you need a vendor that you can trust, you absolutely cannot pass on Face Forward Bridal! Read less
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DEALS

Free Flower Girl Hair and Makeup
Print Deal
Redeem In-Store   $200 Value
Complimentary hair and makeup for one flower girl (up to age 10) with any booking of 8 or more in the bridal party.
Deal #WW62a8a716c7b59b18
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40 West Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel/Monterey/Carmel Valley/Pebble Beach/Pacific Grove/Big Sur, CA 93924 See On Map
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